We are excited to announce the FAN Central Qualifying Tournament #2 of the 2022-2023 season brought to you by Berkley and Hosted by BLORA. The tournament will be held on Saturday, September 10th at BLORA on Belton Lake, giving anglers another shot at qualifying for the Championship with over $15,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Tournament Host Site
Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA)
7999 Sparta Rd. Belton, TX 76513
November 12, 2022
· Check-in will start at 5:00 am, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light.
· Adult captains may launch at other ramps but must have their boat for check-in at the official launch site the morning of the tournament.
· Boat numbers will be randomly picked on Thursday and posted by Friday Evening.
· All rules should be understood and be mindful that FAN will utilize polygraphs during the 2022-2023 season. FAN RULES
· Student anglers 17 and older must have a valid TX Fishing License.
· We will message last-minute changes or updates on the FAN Facebook page
Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $50 per boat with two team members and a qualified captain. Each team member must be a FAN member. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form of the online membership registration. Each team must consist of two eligible student contestants and one adult boat captain.
Weigh-in – First flight is due in at 2PM at the holding tanks. You MUST be checked in at the check station on your designated flight time or be counted late. If you are not weighing in fish, you still have to check in to indicate you’re off the lake or you will not be awarded points.
ALL ANGLERS MUST CHECK AT WEIGH-IN REGARDLESS OF IF THEY ARE WEIGHING FISH OR NOT. FAILURE TO CHECK IN WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF TOURNAMENT/AOY POINTS.
FAN NEEDS TO KNOW EVERYONE IS SAFE AND OFF THE WATER.
Registration- All teams must register by Wednesday November 9th by 9PM CST. THERE WILL BE A LATE FEE ASSESSED FOR TEAM REGISTERING AFTER CUT OFF
Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration and payment only. Late registrations may be considered Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to the bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.
About the lake:
Belton Lake is located on the Leon River in Bell and Coryell counties, 5 miles northwest of the City of Belton off FM 317. Belton Lake covers a 12,385 surface acre area.
Belton Lake is a great large mouth bass fishery and is also know to produce some of Central Texas largest small mouth bass.
To be eligible for the championship, the angler must have fished at least 3 of the 6 qualifying tournaments in either division.
· Top 10% of Qualifying Events per division.
· The top 50% of qualifying anglers based on their total points per division.
Angler-of-the-Year Scholarship Awards: A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the highest finishing angler in each division. Plus, a custom FAN AOY Jersey, presented by OT Wear – Official Fishing Jersey for FAN.
OT Wear Scholarship Awards: OT Wear, the official jerseys of FAN, presents a $750 scholarship, a $250 voucher for Berkley or Abu Garcia products, along with the FAN OT Wear AOY fishing jersey, to the top finishing team of each division wearing OT Wear jerseys. Use our FAN discount and get your OT Wear jerseys today for a chance to win this scholarship!
Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card for the winning Captain and another $50 Academy gift card in a random Captains drawing.